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Woolworths shopper snags free Qantas flight with Everyday Rewards hack

A Melbourne woman took advantage and managed to get a free flight to LA.

Woolworths split with a picture of a Melbourne woman with vouchers and a Qantas plane
Taking advantage of a Christmas budget hack could get you a free trip from Sydney to LA. Here's how.

Woolworths shoppers can take advantage of a points deal that could set them up for Christmas, and provide a healthy boost to their Qantas frequent flyer account - which landed one Melbourne woman a free trip to LA.

As many Australian households are preparing for the joy - and, unfortunately, the financial drain - that is Christmas, savvy shoppers have suggested buying vouchers as a budgeting technique to have cash allocated for the Christmas grocery shop, petrol to see family out of town or presents for loved ones.

However, if you are a keen traveller - Woolworths Everyday Rewards points can also convert into Qantas Frequent Flyer points and get you a trip to go see loved ones, or a much needed-break after a long year.

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Melbourne TikToker Julie knew she was going to buy another iPhone and leveraged her purchase to score a flight worth almost $2,000.

She bought 22 $100 HIM gift cards from Woolworths on a x20 points offer listed in a catalogue, which finished up today.

“I earned 44,000 points,” Julie said.

The gift cards change regularly. This week, JB HiI-Fi vouchers are included.

“There’s specific gift cards that are on 20x point offers, I always check the catalogues. Make sure to read if they require boosting in the app first.”

According to Qantas Classic Reward offers, Julie could book an economy flight to LA next month for 41,900 points, with an additional $214 spend.

How to boost Woolies rewards points: Up to eight times the value

There's another deal running right now until October 23 that could give participants who buy $150 or more in Woolworths Group gift cards six times the normal Everyday Rewards points.

So, on a $200 purchase, that’s 1,200 points.

The deal stipulates the maximum buy is $2,500 worth of vouchers, which would translate to an extra 15,000 points.

Every 2,000 points can get you $10 off your Woolies shop and, if you choose, you can bank these for the Christmas spend in December so you’re not tempted to dip in early.

But remember, like Julie you could also opt to boost your Qantas account.

This could help you on your way to a business-class flight and push your status credits along.

There are plenty of other ways to increase your Qantas points, like being selective about where you buy insurance, book accommodation, or signing up for specific deals on credit card offers.

Yahoo Finance has a helpful Qantas Frequent Flyer guide here that can give you a better idea.

You can maximise your points boost from buying the vouchers if you sign up for Woolworths’ Everyday Extra program.

It costs $7 a month, but you can get double points and 10 per cent of a shop each month.

That would increase your points bonus from buying vouchers to 20,000 Everyday rewards points.

This could be used as a $100 voucher or 10,000 Qantas Points which, according to Finder, could get you a flight between Sydney and Melbourne.

The gift cards change regularly. This week, JB HiI-Fi vouchers are included.

“There’s specific gift cards that are on 20x point offers, I always check the catalogues. Make sure to read if they require boosting in the app first.”

According to Qantas Classic Reward offers, Julie could book an economy flight to LA next month for 41,900 points, with an additional $214 spend.

Aussies are cutting back on travel plans as the cost of living continues to bite. Overseas trips feel unaffordable for 37 per cent of people, according to a Finder survey.

So, remember, there are plenty of other tricks you can use to reduce your costs.

According to a survey for Accor and Peloton, 75 per cent of people would be more likely to book their next hotel stay using loyalty points and programs that provided access to discounts and promotional deals.

Find out more about which is the cheapest day to book travel here.

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